Lennon's Jinx (Lennon's Girls Trilogy #1) by Chris Myers
Title: Lennon's Jinx
Series: Lennon's Girls Trilogy #1
Author: Chris Myers
Published: 15th January 2013 by Books on the Edge
Source: Copy from the author for an honest review
Sometimes, you don’t get to choose who you fall for...
Lennon spends most of his time raising his little sister Currie while trying to skate through his senior year of high school. He prefers groupies with no-strings attached but finds himself strangely attracted to Jinx, the straight-A student in his choir. Lennon’s curiosity overrules his good sense as he tries to peel away the layers to discover the reason for Jinx’s skittishness.
Jinx conceals the black truth about herself from her friends. She won’t admit to them that she screwed up big time, losing her first love and what she once held most precious.
When Lennon’s band holds auditions to replace their keyboard player, Jinx comes to tryout and almost leaves after seeing Lennon. Despite the fact she despises him, she joins the band to nurture her love of music that will hopefully ease the guilt gnawing away at her.
Like the rest of his band mates, Jinx soon witnesses Lennon battling his infamous father for the custody of Currie. While confronting his pent-up anger at his dad, Lennon exposes vulnerabilities he had no intention of letting any girl ever see, especially Jinx. Their reckless pasts may bring them together or further complicate their already messy lives.
*contains mature themes, some drug/alcohol use, sex, and violence.
I thought I would like this novel but I didn't realise just how much I would enjoy it! This book dealt with a whole manner of issues and was a delight to read.
The book is told in two different P.O.V's; Lennon's and Jinx's. While they're both powerful voices with powerful stories to tell, this is more Lennon's story and he was the one I grew to love most. I still loved Jinx and the horde of other characters I met along the way, but Lennon was the one I held dearest in my heart.
This book had a lot of drugs, alcohol, violence and sex which are things I don't agree with but since they were weaved naturally into the story and played a fairly big part, I couldn't complain. They weren't glorified, though they weren't seen as totally bad either because we were reading from the perspectives of two emotionally-scarred teenagers who had turned to different things for comfort. These substances/acts didn't have very good outcomes though, so while at first they mightn't have seemed such a bad idea we could see afterwards just how unhelpful they were/are.
This book held happiness and tragedy, loss and redemption, life and death and love.. it was brimming with different emotions and issues and it could just as soon bring me to tears as have me shaking in fits of laughter. I loved the characters, the stories and the different journeys I was taken on. This book was great and I cannot wait to know more of Lennon's story!